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PLIA Designs, the Up and Coming Designer Handbag Line

Updated on February 7, 2015

The New Covetable Line of Designer Handbags - PLIA Designs

Discovering a new line of designer handbags carried by several style bloggers. I loved this new satchel, but I had to first investigate and discover who designed it! Thanks to blogs and Instagram it lead me to PLIA Designs.

PLIA Designs

It's a Designer Handbag World

The term “designer handbag” is bandied and thrown around so much it has nearly lost all of its meaning. And what does it actually mean? I think a designer handbag is a different concept for different people. For many it means an expensive bag that’s all about the price, for others it’s about discreet quality and little fanfare, and then the opposite end of the spectrum are those that favor a loud bag with tons of logos so the world knows what you are carrying. And let’s be honest, it’s all a very personal choice. If you wish to carry a $2,000 handbag and can afford it, then that is your choice. On the other hand, if you absolutely love your handbag to be dripping in logos, that is also your choice.

My personal favorite in the designer handbag category falls in the mid-price range (meaning it’s not over $600.00, but it’s also not budget) and well designed with amazing craftsmanship. That’s more difficult to find than one would think. I also love little details such as hand stitching. I’m also not a fan of overly logoed material or leather. With those criteria in mind, I set out to find a new satchel that would hold all of my daily incidentals and also a laptop if needed.

I read several style blogs and love Instagram for fast fashion inspiration. One of my favorite style stars online is Carolina of The French Fries. (Her hair is to die for!! So pretty.) Last year I’d noticed a black and white check top handled satchel Carolina carried. It also started popping up on several other fashion blogs such as Viva Luxury. Then I noticed a blogger in France with a massive following carrying the same satchel. Further inspection and investigation of this bag lead me to a line of leather goods and designer handbags called PLIA Designs. It turns out PLIA Designs designed a collection of bags called the Reid courier satchels. I’d finally found the satchel I’d grown to covet.

It’s amazing when a brand steps into the forefront of the accessories business and secures its place as a new designer to be coveted. This is precisely what PLIA Designs has done with its designer handbag line, and now it seems everyone, especially style bloggers, are catching on. Whether it is a Reid courier satchel or the Milton clutch collection, the brand is a new contender in the contemporary handbag spotlight. The latest bag from PLIA Designs to catch my attention is a take on their Reid satchel but in smaller style. Right now I just can’t get enough of the Reid small satchel in the Lacey print.

However, my top favorite from the line still remains their large Reid satchel. I look forward to owning my very own someday. And rest assured, I will be showing it off on Instagram! The interior is made of a luxurious quilted material, has 2 smartphone pockets and even an iPad pocket. It also holds a laptop such as a MacBook Pro.

Finding a new designer handbag line is always exciting, especially when you consider the tight hold some big brands have on the handbag market. Discovering PLIA Designs I felt a freshness that I always yearn for; the designs are simple and natural, but with a creative flair and an obvious love of craftsmanship. Much of the leather is hand finished and hand stitching is aplenty. The fact that the bags are modern, well-priced (for some shoppers) contemporary staples doesn’t hurt, either.

Priced from $78.00 - $550.00

PLIA Designs Reid Satchels - The Satchels I saw gracing style blogs and burning up Instagram.

Reid satchels by PLIA Designs.
Reid satchels by PLIA Designs.

PLIA's Reid Courier satchels

A glimpse of the Reid collection from $495.00 - 550.00

In Posey Street

PLIA's Reid Courier satchels

A glimpse from PLIA Designs' Reid Collection

In Queen Street. (OMG)

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    • Frederick Green profile image

      Palis Pisuttisarun 

      3 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      I don't really have a personal style, and I don't need one. As long as it's expensive and it's a luxury, status, designer brand; I'm happy to wear it! I always dress in brand names from head to toe and it's just the way I do stuff.

    • SundayMacarons profile imageAUTHOR

      Kate Alexandre 

      3 years ago

      If you only look at status in a handbag, then that doesn't say much for your personal style.

    • Frederick Green profile image

      Palis Pisuttisarun 

      3 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Nice and pretty but no status. All I look in a handbag is status. By that, I'm only focusing on Hermes, Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Bottega :)

    • SolveMyMaze profile image


      3 years ago

      Excellent share! It's nearly mothers day here in the UK and my mum is looking for a new bag so this could be just the thing she's looking for.

      I like that it's an up and coming company, which means that the price should be a bit lower just now before it goes mainstream and they're even to demand an even higher price for their bags. Thanks for sharing!


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